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Female of Sphaerophoria ... - further ID? --> Spaerophoria sp.
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Posted on 24-03-2020 12:13

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Northern Germany, Hamburg-Flottbek, Botanic garden, 21th of September 2019, at a flower of Aster sp., Outsidephotos: kuv (only this picture).
Please help to get the ID.
kuv attached the following image:

Edited by kuv on 13-05-2020 10:00
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Posted on 06-05-2020 08:32

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Please a second chance for ID
Greetings Kuv
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Posted on 11-05-2020 23:22
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Spaerophoria females cannot be distinguished, as we learned from many threads here (just search the archive!). Yours looks peculiar: the head tells us "female", but the slender, parallel-sided abdomen looks rather "male-ish". Either way there is no chance for a species name, thus the long silence...
Regards, Sundew
Edited by Sundew on 11-05-2020 23:22
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Posted on 12-05-2020 10:00

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Thank you Sundew Smile it's very nice to get this answer. As the fly looks really peculiar I thought that this reason is perhaps a chance for a name ...
Best regards Kuv
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